Gen 1 rear seat cowl pod stuck on



I stupidly forgot to attach the rear seat catch wire after having the rear bodywork off and put the cowl pod on that I cannot get back off.

I have read previous posts but my seat pod cowl fits really tightly and I can't see how I am going to get anything between to get at the catch.
I've tried bits of wire and a steel rule but the cowl and the bodywork it sits on has a lip.

Any ideas please, it's a standard year 2000 bike.


Damn sorry, I did that once. I think you simply have to pull the cowl off from the front. Those white plastic pegs that go into the receivers will bend without breaking. It's been a long time since that happened and I don't have that my gen-one anymore, so I'm not 100% sure about this.